Category Archives: Thailand

Waterfall Adventures

A definite highlight of my trip was getting to see so many waterfalls.  It wasn’t the rainy season so they often weren’t running in full glory, but they provided some of my most blissfully peaceful memories. This is the waterfall in … Continue reading

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Notes About Thailand

After traveling for a few weeks, I’ve learned quite a number of new things about this country I’m traversing. 1. Wounds take forever to heal Even if it’s just a pimple you popped or a small scrape you got along … Continue reading

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Crazy Horse Crag

On this trip I want to push myself into new experiences and adventures, try things that normally I’d avoid, take the plunge and get the blood pumping again.  I decided to get things rolling by going rock climbing – something … Continue reading

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Northern Thailand Accommodations

**I was in Bali for a month where wifi never worked, hence the quietness of Curious Traveler Travelogues for such a stretch. I’ve been writing all along the way, so many of these are written as if they just happened … Continue reading

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Elephant Love

Elephants are a matriarchal society, and babies suckle for up to 7 years. Eles love to be together, and the longer they are a family group, the closer they get (a bit unlike human families it seems to me). Female elephants … Continue reading

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My Time with the Elephants

I spent the last week at Elephant Nature Park, learning about, helping take care of, and getting to interact with the elephants they have rescued.  To say the least, it was amazing.

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Courage (Steal It If You Have To, but Try It)

Sometimes I look around and wonder how I got here.  Where did I steal the gumption to up and quit my job and fly to a developing country? And for four months?! I was contemplating this as I looked in … Continue reading

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My Unexpected Detox

After the first 24hrs in Pai, my time here improved significantly.  The second night was spent sitting in the hostel common area chatting with new friends as a storm blew past. Pai Circus Hostel is located higher up than the … Continue reading

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Stranger in a Strange Land (Where I Met Someone I Knew…)

I took a minibus to Pai (a small town secluded in the mountains, about 3hrs north of CM) yesterday afternoon and am staying at the Pai Circus Hostel. It’s not as awesome as pictures led me to believe, and last … Continue reading

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Songkran

When I first decided I was traveling SEA, I planned on heading out at the end of April/beginning of May.  As I did my initial research into Thailand, I saw that April 13 – 15th was Songkran – the Thai … Continue reading

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